Bush Fellow Preserves Lakota Peacemaking Traditions

Aug 20, 2014

Richard Iron Cloud
Credit Bush Foundation

If you’ve spent much time listening to the news lately, you’ve heard plenty of stories about conflict. That includes the unrest in the Middle East, Africa, and not to mention Ferguson, Missouri. Richard Iron Cloud is a peacemaker who has spent years working on the Pine Ridge Reservation to improve the tribal justice system and keep alive traditional Lakota ways of resolving conflict. He's a 2014 Bush Fellowship winner. The 100-thousand dollar grant is awarded to community leaders. Iron Cloud is pursuing his PhD in psychology; his focus is on indigenous peacemaking systems. He joined Dakota Midday and discussed his work as a peacemaker.